JAPANESE household spending fell for a second straight month in November and by more than forecast, suggesting that a higher sales tax may weigh on private consumption for some time.

[NEW DELHI] India's government is likely to cut spending for the current fiscal year by as much as 2 trillion Indian rupees (S$37.5 billion) as it faces one of the biggest tax shortfalls in recent...

[WASHINGTON] US consumer spending rose steadily in October, suggesting the economy will probably maintain its moderate pace of growth in the fourth quarter.

THAILAND said its latest round of stimulus will spur more than 100 billion baht (S$4.5 billion) of spending, as it steps up efforts to fight an economic slowdown caused by baht strength and the US...

[LONDON] British consumers kept a tight rein on their spending ahead of December's election, despite being tempted by retailers offering heavy discounts last month, surveys showed on Tuesday.

[WASHINGTON] US consumer spending rose marginally in September while wages were unchanged, which could cast doubts on consumers' ability to continue driving the economy amid a deepening slump in...

[LONDON] British finance minister Sajid Javid said he was "turning the page on austerity" as he outlined spending increases which are widely seen part of a push for an early election by Prime...

THE beer isn't flowing like it used to in Spain's tourist hotspots, and Brexit is part of the problem.

[LONDON] Britain's Boris Johnson faces his first test at the ballot box Thursday in a by-election that could reduce his parliamentary majority to just one, as his new government vowed to double...

[WASHINGTON] US consumer spending and prices rose moderately in June, pointing to slower economic growth and benign inflation that could see the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates on Wednesday...